Here's an argument map of Nicholas Kristof's "A Confession of Liberal Intolerance", from the New York Times. How accurate is my reconstruction of his argument? How charitable is it? How about Kristof's argument itself--is it strong? Why or why not?…
Here’s another example of how mapping arguments can help us talk about a really controversial issue. “End the Gun Epidemic in America” was published on on the front page of the New York Times, 12/5/2015. It was the first time an editorial appeared on the front page since 1920. Given recent national events, this conversation is as relevant as ever!
How strong is the argument? Does the reasons support the main claim? What other considerations should be brought in to evaluate the argument?
Do you agree with it? Why or why not?